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36 U.S. Code § 302 - National motto

In God we trust” is the national motto.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



July 30, 1956, ch. 795, 70 Stat. 732.

Editorial Notes

2002—Pub. L. 107–293 reenacted section catchline and text without change.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Reaffirmation of Language

Pub. L. 107–293, § 3(b), Nov. 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 2061, provided that:

“In codifying this subsection [probably should be “section”, meaning section 3 of Pub. L. 107–293, which amended this section], the Office of the Law Revision Counsel shall make no change in section 302, title 36, United States Code, but shall show in the historical and statutory notes that the 107th Congress reaffirmed the exact language that has appeared in the Motto for decades.”